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Trail Conservancy hosting 4th annual gala

By Staff | Apr 12, 2013

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) will recognize leaders in conservation during their 4th annual Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. on May 15.

This year’s honorees include Senator Susan Collins of Maine, Senator Mark Udall of Colorado and Pamela Underhill, retired superintendent of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. Awards will be presented by Jim Cantore, the Weather Channel’s Meteorologist and Storm Tracker. All proceeds will benefit the ATC.

“Over the past few decades the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, along with countless agencies and partners, have worked hard to protect the Appalachian Trail. This would not be possible without the dedication and cooperation of such leaders as Senator Udall, Senator Collins and Pam Underhill,” stated Mark Wenger, executive director/CEO of the ATC.

Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia and Congressman Jim Moran of Virginia will serve as honorary co-chairs for this event. Terry L. Lierman and Goodloe E. Byron, Jr. will serve as co-chairs of the Host Committee.

Christian Asam from the Bavarian Inn, Brooks Brunson from Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP, Mark Johnson from Toyota Motor North America Inc., Sam Lancaster from Comcast Inc. and Brent Thompson from Expedia Inc. will serve as the Honorary Committee.

The gala begins with a 6 p.m. reception followed at 7 p.m. by the dinner and award presentation. Tickets are $250 per person. Table sponsorship opportunities are available. This event is sponsored by the Bavarian Inn, ENO, Expedia Inc., Patton Boggs LLP, Summit Global Ventures, Toyota North America Inc. and Walmart.

For more information about this event visit www.appalachiantrail.org/gala2013. For sponsorship opportunities or to reserve your seat, contact Amy McCormick at 304-535-2200 ext.123 or by amccormick@appalachiantrail.org.